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you do. you live in new jersey and a lot of super storm sandy money is coming into new jersey. the legislature in new jersey, i guess it was the senate in new jersey, right? >> correct. >> passes a bill yesterday that says only union companies can get any of this money. is that what they did? >> the project labor agreement which is what you are talking about was moved forward and what it does is assure that large unions will be able to run these construction projects. plas as they are called make it possible for collective bargaining on a project basis. and it's a terrific name for the unions. it's a union subsidy deal. >> comes in with a much lower bid to do something you can't get it. >> you can't worry about those bid levels. even if you bring in nonunion folks. you can't do it on a low bid. >> bill: is this democracy now? i don't understand. you have got a company that's going to come in and do the job for less money? and can't get it? >> you have got governor christie and his good friend steve swaney who is also the head of the lead organizer sweeney is the guy who said h
. >> in 2004. the relevant question is that these are proposals being put forward in response to sandy hook and gun violence overall in the country. so, will they address that problem? the university background check would have been passed by the person who bought the gun used in connecticut. >> paul: well, let me argue that some the things he's proposed on mental health, easing the laws hipaa, a federal privacy law, and like administrators in schools or doctors and medical officers be able to share information when they see some kid who seems to be troubled, and identify him and maybe push him in assisted treatment, that kind of thing would help, seems to me. >> it would definitely help. that side of it is the piece we haven't had much of a conversation about. >> almost like an afterthought that the president offered it, but may be the most effective. >> newtown event, virginia tech, killing in the theaters in colorado by these violently mentally ill people, really is not related to gun control, it's about what you're describing, which is monitoring and ensuring that those people are takin
checks and mental health records. republicans know that sandy hook was such a tragedy that they have to do something. the problem i have, who on are the democrats up for re-election, they are going to determine the debate more than the republicans. >> how does the president avoid the second term curse? >> he is trying to use his organization to get out his message and ideas. what could happen, which would be a problem, if all of tfightig continues to happen, and drives out his ideas. i think the nonprofit will get around that and keep the conversation at least about ideas. >> you believe in this group? ? i do. i do i'm drinking the kool aid. >> the republicans know they lost the latino vote by 40 points. there's a great incentive to come together on something for their political benefit. that's is an issue where it's irrelevant. 2005, bush took up social security. he was a part of himself on that issue. versus obama taking on a few issues. gun control, there's room, executive orders. there's a way to get around it. >> quickly, the biggest thing for the president in the second term, c
of that on these big fights and it's about seizing the moment because the further and further you get from the sandy hook tragedy, the less you're likely to achieve and he's trying to make this happen swiftly. >> let's talk about second terms. how have presidents comparatively, how have they feared in his second term. that's when the big scandal happens. the iran-contra and watergate, the monica lewinsky. how can we forget and the fallout during the bush administration over the iraq war and hurricane katrina, so certainly, things could get a little worse for the president in the coming years, but he does start with the decent approval rating and at least part of congress on his side on most issues. >> you do have to wonder how much of his political capital he'll use on gun control in his short term, before immigration and not even just talking about the debt ceiling, but if he is to do -- with regard to the gun control and universal background checks and he is going to have to spend a great deal of time and a great deal of political capital to get that done. >> the white house says a few things abou
have climate now, back on the agenda, the horrific outcome with hurricane sandy has put that back on the agenda. that's number three on his agenda behind i guess immigration and gun stuff. there is an opportunity i think to go back to the table to get business and labor and environmentalists together to figure out a way to put more people to work building clean energy in america, building wind turbines, putting up solar panels, going into biofuels. we can have more work, more jobs, more wealth and better health with a green economy than without one. >> tough thing do with the focus on cutting spending though. >> is there any room there for republicans, erick? >> probably not largely because most of the green jobs program are dependent on the government for existence. the government can't keep pouring money into a lot of these programs. the coal industrial doesn't necessarily depend on lobbyists coming to congress to get carveouts in government. >> let me give you a chance to talk about guns, another issue where the president wants to move in the second term. four months from now,
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